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A painting from the Ramayana
A painting from the Ramayana


A painting from the Ramayana
India, Kangra, circa 1780
Depicting three scenes, including Sita performing darshan at a small shrine at lower left, her maid leading her to meet Rama and Lakshmana, who collect blossoms from a tree at lower right, and above the two brothers departing, leaving behind Sita, all set within a lush garden attended by a gardener at lower right and watered by an irrigation system at upper left
Opaque pigments and gold on paper
9½ x 14 1/8 in. (24 x 35.8 cm.), image
11 x 15 3/8 in. (28 x 39 cm.), folio
Doris Wiener, New York, inv. no. P.688, acquired and sold in 1968
Carter Burden Collection, sold at Sotheby's New York, 27 March 1991, lot 70
Private collection, London, acquired in 2007

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